[HanCinema's Film Review] "Season of Good Rain" 2013/12/13,
Often while watching this movie, I was puzzled as to why it was so long. The film's aesthetic and narrative bears much similarity to a short film. Dong-Ha (played by Jung Woo-sung) meets his old acquaintance Mei (played by Gao Yuanyuan) while on a business trip to Chengdu in China. There's plenty of reminiscing about old times, drumming up of nostalgia and old emotions. And it would seem like that's all there is to it. Or is it?
All of the conversations between Dong-Ha and Mei are in English, as this is the only language they have in common, even though Dong-Ha is Korean and Mei is Chinese,...More
Sino cinema strikes back with costs for Hong Kong 2011/04/05, Source,
A scene from "Aftershock", a mainland China-Hong Kong co-production that was the highest grossing Asian film in 2010 Koreans, mainlanders should learn from Cantonese filmmakers' mistakes'Hong Kong cinema's golden age waned as it saw too many movies featuring the same stars and stories. "South Korea is going through the same thing, and I fear the mainland will soon, too". By Lee Hyo-won HONG KONG - In the South Korean remake of "A Better Tomorrow", Song Seung-heon made a point of wearing dark shades and a long camel-colored raincoat for the part immortalized by Chow Yun-fat,...More
Jeong looks to China beyond Hollywood 2010/10/11, Source,
Korean heartthrob Jung Woo-sung, right, and Michelle Yeoh in a scene from John Woo's "Reign of the Assassins". Su Chao-bin co-directed the film, which is showing at the ongoing Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival, before opening in theaters nationwide on Oct. 14. /Courtesy of SBS Contents Hub
By Lee Hyo-won
As Asia's leading cinema event, the Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF), whose 15th edition opened Thursday, most appropriately showcases the latest trends, including most notably the ever-expanding influence of Sino-cinema,...More
Jung Woo-sung to advertise Guinness Beer 2010/07/22, Source,
Korean actor Jung Woo-sung [photographed by Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Jung Woo-sung will be lending his starpower to advertise Guinness beers, which produces world-famous dry stout beers.
This is the first time that the Irish beermaker has hired an Asian star to promote the brand, perhaps in a bid to seize Korea's alcoholic drinks market,...More
Jung Woo-sung to attend Venice film fest with John Woo pic 2010/06/07, Source,
Korean actor Jung Woo-sung [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean actor Jung Woo-sung will be making his international debut at the 67th Venice Film Festival in September through new John Woo pic "Reign of Assassins".
According to the film's importer Sane Company Inc. on Sunday, the festival committee has invited Jeong and Woo to premiere their martial arts flick at the event, which kicks off in Venice on September 1.
Woo will also be receiving a lifetime achievement award at the film fest this year, organizers said,...More
Jung Woo-sung pic "Reign of Assassins" Korea release confirmed 2010/03/10, Source,
Actor Jung Woo-sung [Taurus Films]
Korean actor Jung Woo-sung's international debut film "Reign of Assassins" has been confirmed to open in Korea, according to the film's distributor Sungwon I Communications on Wednesday.
Sungwon announced in a press release that the action flick, which stars the Korean actor and Chinese actress Michelle Yeoh from "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Memoirs of a Geisha", will be released in Korea in August.,...More
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